COVID-19 cases have increased 60.6% in the past 5 days and hospitalizations 32.11%, indicating about half of cases have been admitted to hospitals. Health experts believe in the next 10 days, hospitalizations, especially in ICUs, will increase, shaping the sixth wave of COVID-19 in Iran. This analysis is based on the manipulated statistics of the Islamic Republic Ministry of Health, which according to epidemiologists, show 1/7 of the reality!
While daily death toll remains above 200, Ebrahim Raisi claims with accelerated vaccination across the country, “the COVID-19 is almost controlled!” As if 200+ deaths every day is not a humanitarian catastrophe, let alone it could be 7 times more than that! Experts admit the religious gatherings, including Arbaeen and Safar mourning rituals, are the reasons behind the next wave. However, Mr. Health Minister praised the “mourning gatherings” as a sign that people helped “control” and “become the fastest vaccinator country in the world!”
Eynollahi, like his predecessor, is keeping score and making inexplicable comparisons with other countries who have fully vaccinated more than 70-80% of their populations months ago! According to the official stats, since February 9, total of 69,641,130 shots have been administered and only 22,287,167 (26.53% of Iran population) have received both doses of these vaccines.
Hosseini from Shiraz Medical University reported more than 1,880 are hospitalized in Fars province hospitals with more than 170 in critical condition. Mazandaran officials continue to report rising number of cases and hospitalizations. Gilan Medical University Spokesperson expressed his worry over the beginning of the sixth wave!
The Ministry of Health Spokesperson claimed 223 have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 11,964 tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Professor of Epidemiology at Tehran University believes these numbers must be multiplied by 7 and Civil Registration Organization data show more than 294,000 have died of the disease since February 2020. Graphs illustrate the ongoing crisis in Iran and forming of the new wave.
Total: 5,742,083 (+11,964)
Dead: 123,275 (+223)
Critical: 4,983 (-43)
Active Cases: 354,033 (-2,713)
Total Tests: 33,674,304